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transference

[ trans-fur-uhns, trans-fer-uhns ]

noun

  1. the act or process of transferring.
  2. the fact of being transferred.
  3. Psychoanalysis.
    1. the shift of emotions, especially those experienced in childhood, from one person or object to another, especially the transfer of feelings about a parent to an analyst.


transference

/ ˌtrænsfəˈrɛnʃəl; -frəns; ˈtrænsfərəns /

noun

  1. the act or an instance of transferring or the state of being transferred
  2. psychoanal the redirection of attitudes and emotions towards a substitute, such as towards the analyst during therapy


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Derived Forms

  • transferential, adjective

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Other Words From

  • nontrans·ference noun
  • retrans·ference noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of transference1

From the New Latin word trānsferentia, dating back to 1675–85. See transfer, -ence

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Example Sentences

What’s beautiful and powerful and ethically valuable about translation is this intense attention to the other, and not only attention, but an identification with a sort of transference.

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It is now becoming more and more common to arrange for the transference of stops from one keyboard to another.

The transference of it from ship to shore and from shore to ship is a matter of awful noise and perspiring confusion.

Without adequate expression there is no art, for there is no infection, no transference to others of the author's feeling.

For there was much work to be done, big burdens to be carried in the transference of their effects from camp to camp.

This is all the more surprising since we have not the slightest ground for supposing any transference of institutions.

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